Northern Dutchess Hardwoods

845-758-2005 • 19 E. Market St., Red Hook, NY

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Get That Rustic, Vintage Look with Any Type of Flooring

While some trends come and go in the blink of an eye, the rustic look has proven staying power. The vintage, rustic aesthetic is all the rage, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. If you’re looking for a classic trend with elements of comfort and nostalgia that can easily stand up to wear and tear, the rustic look is for you. You may be surprised at how many rustic flooring options you have. Here are a few:

Antique Hardwood Floors

Antique hardwood flooring is the real deal. Typically reclaimed from previous installations, antique hardwood floors are unique and authentic–perfect for adding an element of character to any room.

Modern Hardwood Floors

Modern hardwood is sourced from eco-conscious tree farms, with modern technology that offers improved durability and style. Techniques such as hand-scraping or distressing, along with the use of certain stains and color-washes allow you to get the rustic look you desire.

Engineered Hardwood Floors

If you’re looking for the aesthetic appeal of the old combined with modern technology and affordable pricing, engineered hardwood is for you. Engineered hardwood floors are made using advanced technology to deliver greater durability, versatility, and longevity at a greatly reduced cost, and are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes, allowing for the best of both worlds.

Laminate Floors

If you love the rustic look but don’t quite have the budget for solid or engineered hardwood flooring, laminate is for you. Modern laminate materials use cutting-edge printing technology to approximate real rustic wood, and the cost fits even the smallest of budgets.

Vinyl Floors

Luxury vinyl flooring is also high-tech and low-budget. Easy to clean and maintain, vinyl flooring is perfect for those who are daunted by the requirements of hardwood flooring.

Tile Floors

Yes, it’s true, there are even tile floors that approximate the rustic wood aesthetic. Wood-look ceramic tile is ideal for those who are living in a more humid climate, or who seek to avoid the potential damage regular traffic and wear and tear can have on other flooring types.

To learn more about rustic flooring options, stop by our showroom. We’ve got a variety of samples on display, and can even send you home with some samples to try out for yourself.

Top Bathroom Renovation Trends for 2015

In 2014, we saw a complete change in kitchen decor, with open shelving, darker cabinets, and lots of metallic accents. This year, we’re looking at a complete overhaul of another room — the bathroom. If you’re considering a bathroom renovation, you’re in luck! Here’s a look at some of the top bathroom renovation trends for 2015.

Feature floor tiles

Forget those dull beige squares you’re used to. This year, it’s all about floor tiles that make a statement. Brightly colored or patterned floor tiles can add a touch of elegance and style to large and small baths alike.

Soaking tubs

There’s something about a free-standing tub that just screams (or whispers, as the case may be) luxury and relaxation. Soaking tubs also enhance the beauty of the bath with their sculptural design features. Get ready to ditch your shower curtain, and embrace the free-standing tub!

Strong neutrals

While neutrals never go out of style, we’re seeing a decline in traditional bathroom colors such as white and beige, in favor of shades of gray. As a matter of fact, the National Kitchen and Bath Association found gray to be the fastest-growing shade for the bathroom. Consider adding slicks of white or a splash of bright color to break up the moody hue.

Geometric tiles

Geometric tiles are an eye-catching solution for those who want to add depth and interest to a room without overdoing it.

Leggy sinks

Gone are the bowl sinks set into cabinets. Under-mounted leggy sinks are the hot new trend in bath decor. These airy sinks are undeniably elegant, and are an easy way to bring interest to your bathroom.

Sleek, black tiles

We saw kitchens take a darker turn last year, now it’s the bathroom’s turn! Black tile is a great way to add a touch of boldness to your bath, and looks especially striking with an accent of color.

Sustainable style

The use of recycled, reclaimed, and upcycled materials is particularly hot when it comes to bathroom decor. In addition to being “green”, sustainable materials look great when used properly.

Still need some guidance when it comes to choosing new flooring for your bathroom renovation? Visit our showroom — we’re happy to help!

What is Engineered Wood Flooring, and What Are its Advantages?

Its durability and wide range of products make engineered hardwood one of the best flooring choices on the market. Unfortunately, many people still don’t understand what engineered wood flooring is, or what its advantages are.

The first thing to understand is that engineered hardwood is real wood, made up of a core of hardwood, plywood, or high density fiberboard that is built in layers and bound together, and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is available in almost any hardwood species. Since engineered wood flooring takes on the characteristics of the selected wood species, its properties can vary greatly from one type to the next.

Engineered hardwood has many benefits over laminate and traditional hardwood flooring. For example, engineered hardwood is:

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Affordable
  • Easy to install

Whether you’re looking for something with superior stability for a high-traffic area, or you need a specific finish to match your existing decor, engineered wood flooring can help you achieve the look and feel of hardwood at a fraction of the cost.

Because the quality and characteristics of engineered hardwood can vary so greatly, it is important that you check out the product in person.  To learn more about engineered wood flooring, come down to our Red Hook showroom! We’ve got many samples so you can experience the benefits of engineered hardwood for yourself.

Valued Customers: We Want to Hear from You

Thank you so much for your business! It is support like yours that keeps our business and local communities alive and flourishing.

We want to hear from you! It is our goal to have happy customers that are excited to tell their family and friends about us, so that we have the opportunity to help others.

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Thank you again! Feel free to stop by our Red Hook showroom anytime to check out our inventory, or just to say hello.

Antique Hardwood in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is known for its rich history, and its architecture is a crucial part of that. Antique wood is seeing a resurgence of popularity, and there are countless structures throughout the area that are being harvested for their unique antique woods.

Most of the older homes in the Hudson Valley were built with materials sourced from our local forests. This means you’re able to find a variety of woods with unique looks and character, with a diversity you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Some of the woods native to the area include:

  • Hemlock
  • Pine
  • Chestnut oak
  • Black Birch
  • Hickory
  • Sycamore
  • White spruce
  • And others

While some of these wood types are commonly used in modern flooring materials, they don’t have the same rich, authentic appearance. New woods look “new” — they lack the warmth and weathered texture that you’ll find with antique woods. Whether you want a rustic, wide-planked floor for your kitchen, or something highly textured with a warm patina for your living room, antique woods are the way to go.

Northern Dutchess Hardwoods are the antique wood experts of the Hudson Valley. We can get almost any kind of antique wood imaginable, sourced not just from the Hudson Valley, but all over the world. Have something specific in mind? Head over to our showroom — we’re happy to help!

Top 7 Flooring Materials Made in the USA

Finding flooring products made in the USA is a priority for many people. Whether it’s hardwood made from our lush forests or laminate manufactured domestically, it’s easy to find a variety of flooring products that are made here at home and that reflect America’s beauty. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 flooring products that are made in the USA.

American Scrape Hardwood by Armstrong

Inspired by the beauty of the American landscape, American Scrape Hardwood comes in a variety of rich colors and scraped textures for an authentic vintage look. Learn more.

Rosedown Hickory by Shaw Floors

Part of the Epic Legends collection, Rosedown Hickory offers a rustic, distressed look that warms up any room. Pronounced variation in color and grain reflect the tree’s natural beauty — no two floors will ever look the same. Learn more.

Concrete Chic by American Olean

American Olean’s Concrete Chic is not only manufactured in the USA, it’s also made with recycled content. With a contemporary color palette, the glazed porcelain tile is perfect for residential and commercial spaces alike. Learn more.

SmartStrand Forever Clean by Mohawk Flooring

SmartStrand Forever Clean is the only carpet with permanent built-in stain and soil protection that won’t wear or wash off, making it perfect for homes with kids and pets. In addition to its exceptional durability, SmartStrand Forever Clean offers a luxurious softness, and is made from renewable and sustainable materials. Learn more.

Healthy Home by Bliss Flooring

Healthy Home carpet comes with a built-in antimicrobial carpet treatment to inhibit the growth of odor- and stain-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. It also uses Green Smart fiber made from post-consumer water and soda bottles to help preserve and protect the environment. Learn more.

Imagine Carpet by Milliken

The Imagine collection by Milliken uses a broad range of layered patterns and colors to create a unique look that will work with any residential decor. Learn more.

Luxury Vinyl Tile by Tarkett

Tarkett Luxury Vinyl is durable and easy to maintain, making it perfect for those high-traffic areas in your home or business. It comes in a broad range of colors and designs to meet all of your style needs. Learn more.

To learn more about quality flooring products made in the USA, visit our showroom today.

Anso Nylon Keeps Allergens at Bay

It is a common misconception that carpet can adversely impact allergy and asthma sufferers. Shaw Floors set out to debunk this myth by conducting the industry’s biggest performance test on their Anso Nylon carpet in one of the busiest places on Earth–Grand Central Terminal. The results showed that effectively cleaned carpet can actually reduce the number of airborne allergens, as dirt, dust, and debris get trapped by the carpet fibers (so people aren’t breathing them in) and are easily vacuumed away.

Anso Nylon carpets are stylish, available in a number of designs and colorways, and are treated with R2X, a stain and soil repellent that will keep your floors looking great well into the future.

If you’re looking for durable flooring that can help to improve the health of your home, Anso Nylon is the way to go. Visit our showroom and check it out for yourself today.

Need Pet-Resistant Flooring? Try Luxury Vinyl!

We constantly have people asking us if luxury vinyl flooring will hold up to the abuse of their pets. The answer is: Yes!

Luxury vinyl flooring consists of four layers: a vinyl backing, a vinyl color layer, a design layer, and a protective layer. In addition, vinyl flooring has a simple no-wax vinyl coating and a urethane finish. Many vinyl flooring options also come with an enhanced coating to improve scratch-resistance. This means that your flooring can stand up to scratching, messes, and more.

Vinyl is generally durable, affordable, and easy to clean, making it the perfect choice for you and your pets. With options that mimic the look of wood or stone, luxury vinyl affords you an infinite number of design options, to boot!

If you’re looking for a flooring type that can hold up to the wear and tear of pets and humans alike, luxury vinyl is the way to go. Stop into our showroom–we’ll send you home with a sample that your furry friends can use for a test run!

Five Flooring Trends for 2015

Mixed Wood Styles and Textures

Gone are the monochromatic days where wood types and finishes must match. Mix it up! If you have white oak cabinets in your kitchen, consider installing brown plank-style flooring. You can even alternate between dark and light planks. Try Woodland Reclaim from Armstrong.

Chevron Pattern

Chevron is a classic pattern in home decor, but it’s rarely been seen in flooring. Kick it up a notch! Rather than typical straight-plank installation, consider having your hardwood floor arranged in a chevron pattern. This look is particularly striking on woods with a rich color and grain. Try Harvest Time from Armstrong

Gray Plank Flooring

Classic meets trend once again with gray plank flooring. Extra wide and long planks are particularly chic, and the classic neutral hue can really help to pull a room together. Try Brindisi Plank in Onyx Maple from Mohawk.

Deep-smoked Engineered Hardwood

If you’re looking for lots of texture, this is the flooring style for you. Rich color and high-contrast graining exude the feel of luxury. Try Anchorage Hickory in Stone Hickory from Mohawk.

Faux Bois

Faux bois is “false wood” (typically laminate or porcelain tile) styled to look just like the real thing, making it perfect for places like the moisture-laden bathroom or high intensity kitchen. Try Breton laminate in Caviar from Shaw Floors.

We’ve got what you need to achieve all of these looks at Northern Dutchess Hardwoods, so stop by our showroom today!

Light Finishes and Wide Planks On Trend for Hardwood Flooring

With the economy in an upturn, many people are taking the time to renovate, and that means new flooring. Some of the hottest flooring trends right now are light tones and wide planks, which can help a room to appear larger. Whether you are looking for natural wood or an engineered product, we’ve got something to suit your needs.

Lighten Up

There are a number of light finishes and wood types available, so you can be sure that your flooring compliments your home decor perfectly. Some of the available wood options include:

  • Hickory
  • Ash
  • Natural Walnut
  • Oak

Popular finishes that highlight the wood’s grain include:

  • Matte
  • Penetrating oils
  • UV finishes

In addition, many homeowners are opting for a distressed look, which can conceal scratches and nicks more effectively than traditional flooring.

Go Wide

Traditional floors consist of planks between 2 ½ and 3 inches wide. The new trend has homeowners gravitating toward planks that are 6 inches wide or more. This allows both natural and engineered hardwood products to move less and have greater stability.

From repurposed wood to more traditional products, we’ve got you covered. Come visit our showroom–we’ll gladly show you a variety of these flooring styles from companies like Armstrong and BuildDirect and answer any questions that you may have.

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